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by Trent Dolan

120 YEARS AGO

Last Monday there were four travelers in town, having a conveyance of their own. They were said to come from Cherry Creek, or the neighborhood of that place. From what information could be gained they were supposed to be in the employ of an eastern railroad company for purposes of finding the best passes for rail traffic. – Sentinel.

100 YEARS AGO

The remarkable endurance of an Indian boy of Hamilton, who rode to Ely and back to that mining camp last Saturday for medicine for the sufferers in Hamilton was related to us by Dr. H.D. Cowan last night. The boy, scarcely in his teens, rode from Hamilton to Ely and back in 16 hours after working all day and then finished his day with three hours of billiards in a Hamilton saloon. The boy went for antitoxin serum to treat Mrs. C.S. Aldin who was suffering from hemmorrhagetic diphtheria. Her son had died from the disease shortly before Dr. Cowan arrived. The boy, named Allen, left the camp at 10 at night, rode 96 miles and returned at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. There are now nine cases of diphtheria in Hamilton. – White Pine News.

70 YEARS AGO

Mrs. Ophelia King today brought into Tonopah a buck deer she killed while hunting in the Table Mountain area, reports the Times-Bonanza. The deer weighed 179 pounds and is one of the largest reported from Nye County this season.

50 YEARS AGO

Susan Dolan celebrated her 10th birthday with a theatre party originating from her home Saturday afternoon. Guests Kirk Fettic, Kathy Butti, Leona Bliss, Judy Kramer, Jeanne Fendrich and Vicki McKenzie enjoyed refreshments and games before attending the show.

20 YEARS AGO

State Department of Human Resources is investigating claims by a Reno hospital that other Nevada hospitals are dumping patients that can’t afford to pay for their care. The state probe is the result of a long fight between St. Mary’s Hospital and Washoe Medical Center over patient dumping.

10 YEARS AGO

Richard Noble’s jet-powered Thrust SSC blasted through the sound barrier on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to set the first supersonic land speed record. It was 50 years to the day that pilot Chuck Yeager blew past the sound barrier in an experimental rocket-powered plane.

• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.